The MPM Group, Inc. – Not a Law Firm
The MPM Group, Inc. (“MPM”) is not a law firm; therefore, they are not licensed to practice law. Consequently, its investigative and paralegal staff does not engage in rendering legal advice nor are they authorized to do so. Information and/or opinions obtained from MPM should not be considered a substitute for the advice of an attorney and it in no way creates an attorney-client relationship. If you require formal legal advice, need to develop legal strategies, have a need to prepare certain legal documents, or require other similar legal representation, you should seek the services of a properly licensed attorney.
Incarcerated Pro Se Litigant Assistance
When appropriate and authorized, MPM will assist incarcerated pro se litigants with non-attorney litigation support, post-conviction relief assistance, legal research and the general preparation of documents that the pro se litigant intends to submit to either a federal/state court or to any other government agency. This “general preparation” is restricted to incarcerated pro se litigants and is limited to reviewing government investigative files, Presentence Investigation (PSI) reports, trial transcripts, obtaining and assisting in completing requisite government forms, assist in the typing, grammar, punctuation and proper formatting of intended legal submissions and other non-attorney litigation support services permitted by law.
“As a pro se litigant, you may not authorize another person who is not an attorney to appear for you, and you may not appear on behalf of another person. While you may receive help from fellow inmates or other non-attorneys in drafting your pleadings and other papers, you must personally sign your submission(s) and all additional papers filed with the court. If several individuals commence an action together, each person must sign the complaint.” U.S. District Court Guide for Pro Se Litigants (2022)
Incarcerated pro se litigants and their family members are again reminded that MPM is not a law firm; consequently, its investigative and paralegal staff does not engage in rendering legal advice nor are they authorized to do so. The incarcerated pro se litigant is expected to develop and then draft their own post-conviction relief argument and be aware that any non-attorney work-product, litigation support services, or opinions, obtained from MPM should not be considered a substitute for the advice of an attorney and it in no way creates an attorney-client relationship. If you require formal legal advice, need to develop legal strategies, have a need to prepare certain complex legal documents, or require other similar legal representation, you should seek the services of a properly licensed attorney. Under certain circumstances, MPM will assist with a formal inquiry to the court regarding whether the incarcerated pro se litigant is entitled to the appointment of either a Federal or State Public Defender or a CJA Panel Attorney.
MPM has subject expert Spanish speakers on staff and, depending on available time and resources, MPM will consider “Pro Bono” non-attorney litigation support services on a case-by-case basis.
The MPM Group Website
The contents of MPM’s website (“this/their website”), as well as verbal or written communications with MPM through their website’s email capabilities, are intended to convey general consulting, research and investigative information only and not to provide legal advice or legal opinions. The contents of this website should not be construed, nor relied upon, as legal advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation. No legal action should be taken in reliance on the information contained on/from this website and MPM disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. Information presented on this website may not reflect the most current legal developments; therefore, MPM recommends that an attorney be consulted concerning any specific legal issues you might have.
Communications with The MPM Group
Communication of any information by, in, or through, the MPM telephone/facsimile/mail services, the MPM website, or its email capabilities, and your receipt or use of it (1) is not provided in the course of and does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship, (2) is not intended as a solicitation, (3) is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice, and (4) you should not act solely upon any suggestion or opinion from MPM without first seeking professional counsel from a qualified and licensed attorney.